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ICYMI and What’s on Tap: Mets face Nationals at 4 pm ET on WPIX

What’s on Tap for Saturday, May 17


The Mets look to snap another three-game losing stream on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Nationals Park.  The game will air live on WPIX and WOR 710 AM radio.

Bartolo Colon (2-5, 5.84 ERA) faces Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.97) in the second game of the three-game series.



In Case You Missed It


The Nationals beat the Mets, 5-2, in Washington DC late Friday night >> Read a full recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.


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Terry Collins said prior to Friday’s game that Juan Lagares will start on Saturday. Collins said he has not been playing Lagares because he is more concerned with the team’s offense than defense the last week.


Gonzalez Germen tossed a scoreless inning during a rehab appearance with Single-A St. Lucie. He is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.


Matt Harvey said he expects to head to Port St. Lucie and begin throwing off a mound at some time in June.




124 comments
monstah
monstah

Stammen is mowing em down! Damn!

monstah
monstah

Here's hoping Colon can hold this lead. We need a win. I must say though, I am glad to see more posts here taking TC to task - I truly think he is incompetent - look our record with him - he had his chance. He is putrid with young talent. Lagares showed him today! Campbell - please turn Duda into Wally Pipp! GO METS! 

D
D

After the last few days Lagares just shoved it up his skippers ass

Chad Snaider
Chad Snaider

All of you people who say ejy should start over juan are crazy..

monstah
monstah

Hey TC - you say offense is more important - then START Campbell and Juan everyday now. They can hit!

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Lol the mets need more offense so the sit juan....they finally let him play and look what he does

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Lagares starts and they score more runs in the first inning than in the last 3 gamed combined lol

whyus
whyus

I see you Juan! I see you kid!

whyus
whyus

#FreeLagares #FreeTerry idek...

Tom Kraupner
Tom Kraupner

Not playing Lagares in idiotic. As a second year player, he is clearly the best defensive outfielder on our team. His batting average on OBP is better that every other outfielder on the team. So Collins benches Lagares for more offense? From who? The Mets Brass were follish enough to sign Chris Young and guarantee him at bats. This is for a player whose offensive stats have decreased every year for the past couple of years. The lack of offense has nothing to do with Lagares but largely from the fact they is no offense from catcher, shortstop, and two outfield positions. Fire Collins now and get rid of Alderson too. He is a great drafter of young talent but hasn't put a good team on the field. Its going to be a long year....again!!!

Kyungwan K. Chae
Kyungwan K. Chae

Play young players, not players with Young as last name. Some talk about playing younger players since this is a 'lost season' I disagree. It is not a lost season, and that is precisely why we need to play these younger players. Colon's pitching horribly, EY and CY are like dumb and dumber, and it's a miracle Valverde is still in the roaster. Younger pitchers, and hitters are not just 'young' players but are actually better options at their respective positions. So the real mantra just is playing the best players you have, and that equals playing Lagares everyday. If they're not going to spend money to improve the team, at least do not block the players who are trying to improve it by themselves.

Matthew Truscello
Matthew Truscello

It seems like an eternity ago when we were actually in the wild card spot for a day or two....... 

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

Just when I think Collins can't get any dumber he states to the media that he is thinking about benching d'arnaud. This is a lost year and in lost years you let your prsopects get reps and develop till they bleed. Collins wouldn't know the right answer at this point even if it smacked him square in the face.

DON'T BE SLOPPY
DON'T BE SLOPPY

It was funny last night in the 9th trying to mount a comeback EY swung at a first pitch and Keith said "What is this a unified mutiny. Getting aggressive I like this."


Collins should be forced to have to listen to Gary, Keith, Ron and Kevin during the game. This way can hear them chirp at all the dumb moves he's making.

steve333
steve333

D'Arnaud C

Duda 1B

Flores SS

Wright 3B

Murphy 2B

Young/Young LF

Lagares CF

Granderson RF


Just put this line-up out there every day for a month and stop futzing around already. We are not going to the play-offs and switching players in and out doesn't help at all. How are they supposed to get into any kind of rhythm?

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

Lagares should play CF every day, no doubt about that.  Platoon the Youngs in LF.  Problem solved.

owlnut
owlnut

Enough of playing players lefty against righty, etc. Abreau has no business playing. He's OK as a pinch hitter but not as a fielder.  Enough of the BS. Let the better players play, like Lagares! FIRE TERRY COLLINS!!!!! HE IS A HORRIBLE MANAGER!

shay
shay

I'm not going to any more games this year unless I'm sure Lagares is playing. Alderson does not want Legares to play because hey was signed by Omar Minaya. Need I say more?

Michael Portanova
Michael Portanova

Please tell me flores is at short. It makes no sense that he's not in the lineup. Unless he's still sick with the flu or whatever he had. Just cause tejada had a walk off hit doesn't mean he's the future guy. Flores and Lagares should be in the lineup everyday, I'm really starting to question terry collins. Then again it's always possible these orders are coming from the mets hierarchy.

hashburry
hashburry

Two years of watching this beached whale?  I love the dreamy eyed waxing on this blog by Matt that "he loves to watch Colon pitch" because he is so masterful at moving the fastball around.  Well, when he is continually getting knocked around and embarrassing himself at the plate, how you like him now?  I have written this at least ten times, I get to watch Kazmir pitch for the A's (living out here in SF) and I kept wondering why he wasn't on the Mets' reader when they were obviously looking for a pitcher.  It would have been nice to have the prodigal son return home.  I get Sandy had nothing to do with the Kazmir days, but he clearly has figured it out, still throws low to mid 90s and is healthy.  Not sure if there was a draft pick attached to him, and I know how those unbelievably valuable draft picks of the Mets are such can't miss blue chippers that you can't let a 3rd rounder go.

This team gets harder and harder to watch on a daily basis. 

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

If Colon fails again today he has to go.....no debate!

tyler5780
tyler5780

Love how in upstate new York you can't even get the games that are on wpix. Last year no radio now you can watch 5 games a week. They blocked out a cardinals game and 2 Yankees games. If it wasn't for yes network I would of missed the mets at Yankees stadium. But good thing colon is pitching so I don't have to see it. He blows,lardball at4pm guys.....even tho they have 10 pitchers better than him. Mets are a such a joke. Is it football season yet?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Nothing inspires more confidence in ending a losing streak than Bartolo Colon on the hill!

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Will somebody please get Ron Darling to sign Freds letter, he getting Pissed! Now ypu know where Terry Collins picked up his lieing from!!! Hello ! Boycott The Field !

Keith Allen-Verdi
Keith Allen-Verdi

DFA Tejada..he's terrible,let Flores play short the rest of the year and lets see what he has.The teams not going anywhere anyway.Release Lucas Duda..he stinks,bring up Dykstra and have him platoon at first with Campbell..Release Chris Young and eat the contract..there going to do it anyway in August ,,so why not do it now and have Lagares play everyday with EY as your leadoff hitter. promte Den Dekker as your 4th outfielder.Promote Plewecki..he's 23,he has hit everywhere he has played..let him platoon with TDA and see who's the better prospect..Fire Terry bring up Wally..should have been done 2 years ago..bring up Syndagaard and release Colon..bring up Black and Walters for the bullpen

upstater
upstater

Collins is even dumber than I thought he was.

hashburry
hashburry

@steve333  I wish people would stop posting lineups. No matter who you list from the present roster, it is depressing.

melmet
melmet

@steve333 excuse me steve..but this is the major leagues, and you have D'arnaud in a major league lineup???...he should be sent packing...NEVER....to be seen again!!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@steve333  More importantly, we need to move forward with this organization. Have to find out if Lagares, Duda, D'Arnaud and Flores are for real. Can they be full time legit MLB starters? Can't go into next year with these same questions. Only way to find out is let them play every day

melmet
melmet

@Rimo Chaloney and play that hapless...hopeless...automatic strikeout granderson??...just think of it...we only have to watch granderson strike out only 800 MORE TIMES...until his contract is over....

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Keith Allen-Verdi  Teagarden has an out in his contract for June I believe so I'm guessing he will be gone then and the Mets will then move Plawecki up to AAA to replace him. But he is a college kid so he should be able to move quicker than others

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@Steven Matregrano @Zach Goeringer  Listen I hope you are right but i just don't see it. Funny thing is we would probably have a winning record if terry didnt mis manage us into a bunch of loses earlier in the season. I guess the point im trying to make is that seeing who and what d'arnaud really is is more important to this franchises future than the difference Anthony Recker supplies. 

Matthew Truscello
Matthew Truscello

@melmet @steve333 AGREED!  He is awful.  He is a terrible hitter, doesn't have a good arm, and doesn't call a good game.  Recker may not be the best, but he has a great arm and calls a great game.  He's not our catcher of the future, but id much rather have him playing than that bum TDA

steve333
steve333

@melmet @steve333  

He's stinking up the place, but I think we really need to give him a shot or replace him completey. Give him a month or 2

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

It's not time to find out, it's do or die. Mets want a winning record. If someone without a solid track record, TC is taking them out.

steve333
steve333

@Tarheel11 @steve333  

Exactly, I would also have liked to see an all rookie starting pitching as well. Who would we rather see-fat, old over paid Colon or Montero, DeGrom, Wheeler, Gee and Niese?

Next up-Syndergaard, then hopefully a healthy Harvey. Lots of excellent trade bait there

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@johnsec125 @Tarheel11  so lose an additional 6.5 games in the next month? Wish I could say I couldn't see that happening. So the meaningful games this year were in April?